Journalism agenda: “London attacks changed the news: The value of the witness

The value of the witness: How the London attacks changed the news  Mashable! by Colin Daileda The night after the deadliest peace-time attack on London, the BBC led its 6 p.m. newscast with a shaky video of screaming commuters, an ambulance siren howling in the background Twitter’s new article preview cards could be a boost for publishers … Read more

Turkey continues to pay for her foreign policy choices. Fails in UN Security Council bid…

Venezuela Gets Security Council Seat; Turkey Fails  NYT > Turkey by By SOMINI SENGUPTA After two rounds of voting at the General Assembly, the five new rotating members will be Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela. Ankara strikes upbeat note despite failure in UN Security Council bid New Zealand and Spain win the seats in the … Read more

A Journalism roundup: “The future of the newspaper…”70 journalists died on the job in 2013…

  The future of the newspaper Digitalization is already part of the newspaper, both in terms of the production process and distribution. And the dual structure of print and digital media is likely to persist, write Thomas Steinfeld and Lothar Müller. The ultimate triumph of digital over print media is by no means imminent.   … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Apple and Microsoft seemingly close to pro-CISPA, Uncle Sam?s ?Pirate? Justice,

Apple and Microsoft backed trade group parties to celebrate CISPA?s passage from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm Reddit’s TestPAC is campaigning to defeat Lamar Smith, SOPA’s daddy from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow TestPAC, the PAC founded on Reddit to carry on the momentum from the SOPA fight earlier this year, is in the … Read more

Document: Mapping Digital Media: Turkey

Mapping Digital Media: Turkey Date: April 2012 Source: Open Society Foundations Author: Asli Tunç, Vehbi Görgülü The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, … Read more

“Neal Stephenson’s Novel Experiment”

Neal Stephenson’s Novel Experiment from Shareable – Sharing by design by Paul M. Davis A few weeks back, I wrote about authors Laird Harrison and Jesus Angel Garcia, who are leveraging the social web to distribute excerpts of their novels in unusual ways. Now comes word that Neal Stephenson, with his new publishing startup Subutai, … Read more

EFF provides the 2nd volume of E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy v2

EFF’s E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy v2 Can they keep track of book searches? Google Books Yes Logs all search data with IP address. Will also associate searches with user’s Google Account if logged in. Will not associate searches with users account if not logged in. Amazon Kindle Yes Logs data on products viewed and/or … Read more

Global Voices 2010 summit (#gvsummit2010) started

Damn! This should be where I am now but alas back in Istanbul, blogging about it… Enjoy the feast Onnik and other friends there… The Summit can be followed thru Twitter #gvsummit2010….

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bianet is 10 years old!

As far as I know, bianet, a local news network that is generously funded by the EU could not challenge major news agencies in Turkey but it certainly made a difference in its 10 years of existence….
bianet (Independent Communication Network) comprises more than internet news website It is a continuously unfolding network since 1997 and embraces “Training Drives” for journalists and communication students and NGOs; handbook series, “Radio Programs” for the local media, conferences, forums, international exchange programs.

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First iPad reviews roundup at

found at Nanami Cowdroy

iPad first reviews

from by Jason Kottke

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“Ebook checklist from Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Ebook checklist from EFF

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

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